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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of three mystery series: the Mac Faraday Mysteries, Lovers in Crime Mysteries, and the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Lauren Carr's fast-paced novels are unique in that they cross-genres with elements of mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. Each one of her over fifteen books have made the top-100 best-sellers list in cozies and police procedural.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Cancelled Vows (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 11)
by Lauren Carr
Police Chief David O’Callaghan and Chelsea Adams’ wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can walk down the aisle—divorce his first wife! Lauren Carr takes fans of the Mac Faraday mysteries to the Big Apple in this nail...
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Kill and Run (A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 1)
by Lauren Carr
Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed. Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can...
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Open Season for Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 10)
by Lauren Carr
“It’s Ashton. Robin, it’s me, Ashton.” Spring is in the air. In Deep Creek Lake, the burst of blossoms on the trees has the effect of a starting pistol in the race to get the resort area ready in time for the seasonal residents return to Spencer, Maryland. This year, the Spencer Inn, Mac Faraday’s five-star resort, has the...
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It's Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 1)
by Lauren Carr
“An exciting mystery with plenty of intriguing and enigmatic characters, It's Murder, My Son is not a read that should be missed for mystery fans.” Midwest Book Reviews “A Mystery Lover Must-Read in my opinion!” Glenda Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven “In It's Murder, My Son, Lauren Carr has provided a complex plot with a...
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The Lady Who Cried Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 6)
by Lauren Carr
Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride. Khloe Everest paid with her life. Determined to get her pretty face in front of the cameras, Khloe Everest fakes an abduction only to make a grand entrance in the midst of a press conference held by Spencer's Police Chief David O'Callaghan. Three years...
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Shades of Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 3)
by Lauren Carr
Question: What do you get the man with everything? Answer: When that man is the heir of the late mystery writer Robin Spencer, retired homicide detective Mac Faraday, you get him cold case to solve. In Shades of Murder, Mac Faraday is once again the heir to an unbelievable fortune. This time the benefactor is a stolen art collector....
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Old Loves Die Hard (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 2)
by Lauren Carr
Old Loves Die Hard…and in the worst places. In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits two-hundred-and-seventy million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, from his birth mother on the day his divorce becomes final. Mac is settling...
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Twelve to Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 7)
by Lauren Carr
Two people are brutally murdered in their summer place on Deep Creek Lake. Suspected of the murders, former child star and one-time teenybopper idol Lenny Frost takes innocent bystanders hostage in a local pub and demands that Mac Faraday find the killer. Can Mac save the hostages and himself from the wrath of the enraged has-been by...
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Dead on Ice (Lovers in Crime Mystery Book 1)
by Lauren Carr
Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body...
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A Wedding and a Killing (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 8)
by Lauren Carr
When Mac Faraday decides to do something, there’s no stopping him … even murder! Not wanting to wait until their big day to start their life of wedded bliss, Mac Faraday and his lady love, Archie Monday, decide to elope to the little church where his ancestors had all married—along the tranquil shore of Deep Creek Lake. However...
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Real Murder (Lovers in Crime Mystery Book 2)
by Lauren Carr
When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. “She’s senile,” Cameron is warned. “It’s not a real murder.” Such is not the case. After Dolly is...
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The Murders at Astaire Castle (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 5)
by Lauren Carr
Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something. Spencer’s police chief, David O’Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer’s mountaintop—even though he owns the property. It doesn’t take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and...
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Three Days to Forever (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 9)
by Lauren Carr
In this latest Mac Faraday Mystery from best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr, readers will embark on a rollercoaster adventure with old friends (including the Lovers in Crime team of Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Homicide Detective Cameron Gates), but also meet new ones as Mac Faraday’s daughter Jessica Faraday and Joshua...
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Blast from the Past (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 4)
by Lauren Carr
In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake; Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents. After an attempted hit ends badly with two of his men dead, mobster Tommy Cruze arrives in Spencer, Maryland, to personally supervise the execution of the witness responsible for putting him behind bars—Archie...
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A Small Case of Murder (A Joshua Thornton Mystery Book 1)
by Lauren Carr
AUTHOR'S REVISED EDITION! Best-Selling Mystery Author Lauren Carr's debut novel, A Small Case of Murder (originally published in 2004) is set in the quaint West Virginia town of Chester, where everyone knows everyone, and there is never a secret that someone doesn’t know. In such an intimate town, how many suspicious deaths can be...
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A Gnarly Christmas
by Lauren Carr
A Gnarly Mystery Short Story! (Plus a Special Bonus!) Here's a special holiday treat for mystery lovers who have fallen in love with Gnarly, Mac Faraday's German Shepherd sidekick, from Lauren Carr's Deep Creek Lake Mysteries. It is Christmas day and Gnarly has been up to his old tricks again. Now he's in the dog house--or rather the...
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Love and Murder...by the Book (A Lovers in Crime Mystery)
by Lauren Carr
Meet and fall in love with the Lovers in Crime. Love and Murder ... by the Book, is a collection of books and short stories featuring Lauren Carr's popular sleuthing couple, Prosecutor Joshua Thornton and Detective Cameron Gates. Meet Joshua Thornton in A Small Case of Murder (Lauren Carr's debut novel) and A Reunion to Die For. In...
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Beauty to Die For and Other Mystery Shorts
by Lauren Carr
Some mysteries are meant to be read slowly and every clue pondered. Others are meant to be consumed quickly, sometimes serving to give the mystery fan a fast fix. Lauren Carr's Beauty to Die For and Other Mystery Shorts is her first collection of four short stories that are are sure to keep mystery fans entertained. Beauty to Die For...
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The Mac Faraday Mystery Collection II (Books 6 thru 10) (The Mac Faraday Mysteries)
by Lauren Carr
Murder hit the shores of Deep Creek Lake like a hurricane when Mac Faraday blew into Spencer, Maryland, in his red sports car in It's Murder, My Son, the first installment of Lauren Carr's best-selling mystery series. Since then, fans have enjoyed sifting through one clue after another in trying to uncover who-done-it. Now, fans can...
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The Mac Faraday Mystery Collection I (Books 1 thru 5) (Mac Faraday Mysteries)
by Lauren Carr
Murder hit the shores of Deep Creek Lake like a hurricane when Mac Faraday blew into Spencer, Maryland, in his red sports car in It's Murder, My Son, the first installment of Lauren Carr's best-selling mystery series. Since then, fans have enjoyed sifting through one clue after another in trying to uncover who-done-it. Now, fans can...
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Candidate for Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery Book 12)
by Lauren Carr
It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek...
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A Fine Year for Murder (A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 2)
by Lauren Carr
After ten months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to...
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Stories of Creatures, Crime, and Creativity: First Anthology 2013
by Lauren Carr
On September 13-15, 2013, the first Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland. The C3 conference is an annual cross-genre fiction event for both authors and fans. Many of the writers who attended the 2013 conference contributed these examples of their art. The print edition of this anthology is not for...
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Killer in the Band (Lovers in Crime Mystery Book 3)
by Lauren Carr
It's a Summer of Love & Murder! Joshua’s eldest son, Joshua Thornton Jr. (J.J.) has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua's and Cameron's shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm and Orchards, the largest dairy...
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